Big Macs, Coffee, Shakes, and Tans


Those were the words of Cardinals’ broadcaster Al Hrabosky in reference to all the giveaways a fan will receive after last night’s win over the Giants.  Of course the Cardinals must have played well in order for you to qualify for all that free crap.

As I speculated yesterday, a good performance from starting pitcher Todd Wellemeyer would be an essential part of a win for the Cards.  He was outstanding again.  Beginning the game by striking out the side, in order, Wellemeyer pitched seven solid innings, allowing one run on four hits, while striking out six.  His 26 strikeouts ranks third in the league, one behind Jake Peavy, and two behind Johan Santana.

Also in yesterday’s post, I said runs may come at a premium.  Well, maybe the earthquake shook up the Cardinals’ bat rack because they weren’t hard to come by for St. Louis.  Albert Pujols took Matt Cain deep in the fourth.  The three run shot landed up in Big Mac Land, good enough for your first freebie.  The home run made the score 8-1, and anytime the Cards score six or more, fans can get 25 cent coffee from Mobil. Two for one!

I have no idea about the other two promotions, other than the shakes come from Hardee’s, and the tans are from The Tan Company.  Whatever.  Who cares.  The Cardinals won 11-1.

Everyone got in on the action, including backup catcher Jason Larue.  His first hit as a Cardinal, a single in the fourth, got the big inning started. Skip Schumaker and Chris Duncan again had very productive nights at the plate, and Troy Glaus’ RBI could get him going offensively.  Here’s the full recap.

It’s a day game today, with Joel Pineiro facing Tim Lincecum.  Pineiro needs a much better showing in his second outing of the season.  How about another win, and maybe some more free stuff for tomorrow?